Reply To: The Problem With Buying A Good Scope
In my opinion, the new Optisan EVX scopes are great for their price. I have one and I am absolutely satisfied with it. Yeah, sure – it ain´t a Schmidt&Bender and is still far from Leupold, Zeiss and Swarovksi but… it is a really decent scope that will hold its zero, the turrets work and the crosshairs will reliably adjust as well as the parallax does.
I certainly can tell the difference between a 200 and a 400 dollar scope but from 400 upwards the law of diminishing returns grabs more and more. I honestly couldn´t tell the difference of a 1.500 and a 3.000 dollar scope just by looking through it. Maybe some people have better eyes or they see things I don´t see but with regard to the fact that an airgun shooter will mostly keep within 150 yards I don´t see much use in buying more than a Optisan or possibly Hawke (I agree that the Hawkes are somewhat overpriced, though).
Having looked through a 5000 dollar Schmidt and Bender and some 1500 – 3000 Leupold, Zeiss and Swarovskis, I know that they are amazing and I´d love to own one of those. But certainly not for this kind of money. Its just my opinion and in no way any advice.
I think that the parallax is one of the most important features besides a decent lens as parallax error can shift your POI really significantly.
Its a shame that FFP scopes are so expensive as this a superb feature to have…